I covered this matter not so long ago but realise that I missed out an issue that may well come into play as Sefton Council try to control commercial car sales on the public highway.
I hear that one potential solution could be along the lines of the rather unique and controversial one devised about 7 or 8 years ago to stop commuters parking in the residential roads around Maghull Station.
There a parking restriction was brought in to stop all day parking by having just one set hour when parking was banned in the middle of the normal working day. Of course this had the immediate effect of the cars not being left there any more as the drivers would get a parking ticket for that one hour restriction. The restriction was approved by the residents of each road near Maghull Station, where it was brought in, via a ballot.
I am sure you get my drift now as I hear that the powers that be (Sefton Borough Council) are looking at this type of solution to see if it would help to combat commercial car sales on roads in Maghull, Lydiate and Southport.
Watch this space, although as the problem of cars for sale on the highway has been grumbled about for 8 years I suspect this will continue to grind on. I will update when I hear more…….